spasmophilia

noun
spas·​mo·​phil·​ia | \ ˌspaz-mə-ˈfil-ē-ə How to pronounce spasmophilia (audio) \

Medical Definition of spasmophilia

: an abnormal tendency to convulsions, tetany, or spasms from even slight mechanical or electrical stimulation spasmophilia associated with rickets

Other Words from spasmophilia

spasmophile \ ˈspaz-​mə-​ˌfīl How to pronounce spasmophilia (audio) \ or spasmophilic \ ˌspaz-​mə-​ˈfil-​ik How to pronounce spasmophilia (audio) \ adjective

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“Spasmophilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/spasmophilia. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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